17 confirmed killed in fresh Boko Haram attack, 30 boys and girls abducted

Posted by News Express | 27 October 2014 | 2,685 times

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Not fewer than 17 people have been confirmed killed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Ndongo village of Maffa Local Government Area of Borno State, North-East Nigeria.

The Chairman of Mafa Local Government Area, Shettima Maina, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday in Maiduguri, said: “Seventeen persons were killed by the attackers after last Thursday’s attack on Ndongo community and the bodies of the victims were buried yesterday in Mafa.”

He revealed said that the sect members also raided villages in Maffa Local Government with the abduction of 30 boys and girls from the ages of 13 and above, adding that the terrorists equally abduct girls from the ages of 11 and take them to their unknown base.

“Based on information available to us, about 30 youths have been abducted in the last couple of days. Once they raid a community, they abduct boys from the age of 13 and above,” the Chairman said.

He appealed to the Federal Government to come to the aid of the community, lamenting: “These insurgents are unleashing terror on daily bases in the various communities in our local government and beyond and we call on the Federal Government to help save our lives from these merciless rebels.”

A resident of Maffa, who confirmed the killings and abduction to newsmen in Maiduguri, also said that the dreaded sect members went away with many cows belonging to the people of the area.

Abduction by the insurgents has become very common. It is believed that they have resorted to this act in order to fortify their military strength.

•Text courtesy of Channels TV. Photo shows a Borno street after a Boko Haram attack.

Source: News Express

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